Health & Human Services

About Us

The Health and Human Services Department consists of four unique divisions: Public Health Division, Social Services Division, the Barron Center, (A city-owned long-term care facility) Office of Elder Affairs.

We strive to enhance the health and well-being of the residents of Portland in collaboration with our community, state, and federal partners.
  1. Public Health Nurse Practitioner Honored as Maine Recipient of National Award

    Peggy Akers, who has been a nurse practitioner for the City of Portland’s Public Health Division since 1995, has been chosen as the Maine recipient of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2018 State Award for Excellence. Read on...
  2. Barron Center Achieves National Recognition as Top Performing Skilled-Nursing Facility

    The Barron Center was recently identified as a top performing skilled nursing facility by the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA). Each year, The ACHCA recognizes top performers with the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. Read on...
  3. Public Health Director Reminds People It's Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot

    The Public Health Department is co-sponsoring a free and open to the public flu shot clinic with VNA Home Health Hospice on Monday, February 5 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the State of Maine Room in City Hall. Read on...
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